Presenter Instructions

Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences & Engineering Conference is scheduled for August 29-31, 2023.

• Visit the conference website to view the most up-to-date agenda and to view the time that you are scheduled to present
• In general talks are scheduled for 30 minutes on the agenda
• It is the speaker’s discretion to decide on the time allotted for Q & A from participants, but we suggest you allow at least three to five minutes for one or two questions following your presentation. (Example: If the duration of your talk on the agenda is 30 minutes, prepare a 25-minute talk with 5 minutes for questions.
• Keynote speakers may be scheduled for longer on the agenda.

Moderators will be responsible for keeping speakers on time.  Plan to arrive at the designated room at least 15 minutes prior to the published start time and introduce yourself to the session chair(s). While moderating a session, it is best to sit in the front row for convenient access to the stage.

• Provide an opening slide that contains at least the title of the presentation and the names of the authors. Providing the affiliation of the author(s) is also a good idea.
• Please use contrasting colors. Increased color contrast enhances readability. For example: If you have a dark
background, use a light-colored text, and vice versa.
• For a quick readability check: Stand back ten feet from your 14” monitor. If you cannot read the text clearly, your point size is too small for projection.
• We recommend using short, precise text with a maximum of 6-8 lines containing 5-6 words. Contrasting typefaces, e.g. bold and italics should be used sparingly. Paragraphs should be clearly separated using a blank line. Lists should be organized using figures, dashes or bullet points. Please keep in mind that graphics and charts must be read from a considerable distance.
• For maximum impact, ensure your images are not fuzzy or dark

Any questions?
Contact the session chairs for your session or conference organizers who can assist you with logistics.

Note: If you are speaking or presenting for the Data-Challenge contact the Data Challenge Chairs for presenter instructions: [email protected] or [email protected]